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Dietician said give formula for TWO years. Right or wrong?

(26 Posts)
Elf Thu 27-Jan-05 19:13:06

Sounds a bit batty to me. Has anyone else been offered this advice? DS is 12 months and does have eczema but I don't think this influenced what she said.

She was an old bag too and also I am tired of bloomin' powder scoop counting. Please tell me she is talking a load of old baloney!

Tinker Thu 27-Jan-05 19:14:18

She is talking a load of old baloney

pinkdiamond Thu 27-Jan-05 19:16:10

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lockets Thu 27-Jan-05 19:16:57

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Elf Thu 27-Jan-05 19:17:25

So far so good, thanks Tinker and Pinkdiamond. Any more takers?

Amanda3266 Thu 27-Jan-05 19:17:47

Yep - sounds a load of baloney to me too. I presume she was thinking that he has a dairy allergy - if so many children grow out of this in the second year.
Go with your instincts.


twiglett Thu 27-Jan-05 19:19:30

B'lollocks IMHO .. if allergic to cow's milk then soya or rice or any other alternative

lockets Thu 27-Jan-05 19:20:40

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twiglett Thu 27-Jan-05 19:21:59

I am assuming that DS is eating a good and varied diet of course

Elf Thu 27-Jan-05 19:23:48

I think she meant in general, not just for DS.

He does have a good and varied diet but it is very difficult because he has various food allergies.

jabberwocky Thu 27-Jan-05 19:24:53

Well, I have to admit that we give ds the Next Step soya formula mixed half and half with his soy milk. He is 17 mos. and I plan to decrease it to 1/3 and 2/3 mix this week and continue doing this until he is 24 months. I just figured it couldn't hurt to give him a little extra nutrition and the additives that are similar to breast milk.

lockets Thu 27-Jan-05 19:26:21

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Tinker Thu 27-Jan-05 19:26:42

My friend still gives formula upto 3 1/2. Might even go on later. Think she's mad!

Amanda3266 Thu 27-Jan-05 19:28:12

Elf if he's eating a good diet and isn't malnourished or too underweight then I can't see why. Perhaps she thought it was an easy way of getting extra nutrients into him without you having to try lots of other food.
Not heard it before though


lockets Thu 27-Jan-05 19:28:16

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jabberwocky Thu 27-Jan-05 19:31:27

Well, that's my feeling. It is a bit expensive but doing the mixture does make it last longer and these formulas are especially for older babies/toddlers. DS may just be lucky as being generally healthy, but since he's only had 4 colds in his entire life and not other problems I'm going to continue doing it.

lockets Thu 27-Jan-05 19:33:26

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Elf Thu 27-Jan-05 19:36:38

Thanks everyone. Lockets, no I can't remember her giving a reason, I think I was too surprised to ask. We are thinking of giving sometimes formula and sometimes rice milk, soya, or White Sun (pea protein) . You've all made me feel more sure of myself though so thanks. IF he likes them - he made a very funny disgusted face today at the pea protein milk, which in my opinion is a LOT nicer than his revolting formula!

lockets Thu 27-Jan-05 19:38:33

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jabberwocky Thu 27-Jan-05 19:40:42

You took the words out of my mouth lockets! I'm still amazed that he likes it because even mixed I don't like the smell.

Amanda3266 Thu 27-Jan-05 19:50:26

Depends which formula milk - we had loads of problems finding one which suited DS. IMHO SMA smells gross - the best smelling one seemed to be Farley's - but I suppose it depends on the nose which sniffs!

jabberwocky Thu 27-Jan-05 19:55:10

We don't have a lot of choice in the states. There is ProSobee and one other - can't think of the name but it was rather gritty. Luckily the only comparison ds has is with water so he's okay with it for now .

lailag Thu 27-Jan-05 20:11:00

Not that relevant but ds drinks soya milk because he doesn't like cowsmilk but DoH guidelines advice against soyamilk (?before 2 y old). Possible risk of infertility due to soya plant hormones. So hope ds is not going to curse me in 20-30-?? years time

lou33 Thu 27-Jan-05 20:14:02

ds2 on non dairy no soya formula until he was 2, because of allergies.

hermykne Thu 27-Jan-05 20:20:44

my dd was on it til 2 and still is, was recommended by a nuturopath/homeopathic doctor, as she breaks out in a rash with cows milk, i use nanny formula with her, plus her appetie was very small and the cows milk was quenching it and since i used the nanny formula its really improved.
it certainly isnt applicable in general.

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